TravelCenters of America Launches ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’ Professional
Driver Wellness Program
Program in Partnership with ‘The President’s Challenge’ Rewards Healthy
WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 15, 2013
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has launched its ‘Get Moving. Stay
Fit.’ Program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle
by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness. The program was designed in
cooperation with the President’s Challenge, the premier program of the
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
First introduced for pre-enrollment in March, 2013, ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’,
now officially launched, is tailored specifically for professional drivers. It
is an 8-week, self-directed program, and drivers participate through the
UltraONE® Driver Rewards Kiosks located at all TA and Petro locations. Program
participation is simple:
*Professional drivers enroll in ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’ on the UltraONE
kiosk, which begins their 8-week program. If they are not already an
UltraONE member, they can sign up and enroll in the program simultaneously
at the kiosk.
*Participants select one healthy eating focus from a list of options on the
kiosk each week during the program, committing to themselves to build
better eating habits over the course of the program.
*Participants log their physical activity -- 30 minutes, 5 days a week over
the 8 weeks -- at the kiosk.
Drivers who successfully complete the 8-week program will receive the
President’s Active Lifestyle Achievement Award Patch.
As an added incentive to complete the 8-week program, participants will earn
‘Apple Credits’ each day for their healthy behaviors:
*Earn 1 Apple Credit with the use of any FREE StayFit Indoor Fitness Room,
or the purchase of a StayFit convenience item in the Travel Store.
*Earn 2 Apple Credits with the purchase of a StayFit meal in the
Drivers simply swipe their UltraONE Card with each purchase or to access the
indoor fitness room to qualify for Apple Credits. At the end of the 8-week
program, participants who earn 120-199 Apple Credits can redeem them for a
StayFit Towel and members who earn 200 or more Apple Credits can redeem for a
StayFit Baseball Cap. All Apple Credits are tracked and visible on the
To make healthy eating and physical activity easier for drivers, TA and Petro
have expanded the StayFit® program to include new lower calorie menu items,
outdoor fitness ‘rooms,’ and additional indoor fitness rooms. Full-service
restaurant menus are marked with special ‘StayFit 600’ icons to designate
options under 600 calories. Travel Stores have a dedicated StayFit area with
more the 80 better-for-you snack and drink choices, as well as fresh fruit.
And, the number of FREE StayFit fitness rooms in the TA and Petro network has
increased to 48 with the opening of three new indoor fitness rooms and four
new outdoor fitness ‘rooms’ scheduled to open in June, 2013.
All TA and Petro Stopping Center locations will conduct one-day Customer
Appreciation events by July 31, 2013, with a focus on ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’
Drivers can receive assistance signing up for the program at these events,
while participating in fun and healthy activities, including a game of hoops,
bean bag toss or a group walk, to name a few. All Customer Appreciation events
will be announced on the TA and Petro Facebook pages, Twitter feeds,
TruckSmart® App and websites the day prior to the event.
The ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’ program mimics the Presidential Active Lifestyle
Award (PALA+) Program, a program of the President’s Challenge that encourages
all Americans to lead healthy, active lifestyles. The plus sign (‘+’) after
the PALA acronym signifies the addition of healthy eating to the program
originally designed to promote an increase in physical activity. The
President’s Challenge dates back to the 1960s; the program has recognized
millions of people for their fitness achievements,”
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 247 convenient full-service
locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer
customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and
quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance
services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service),
Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), and many other services – all within
large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA,
please visit www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping
Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.
About The President’s Challenge and PALA
The President’s Challenge is the premier program of the President’s Council on
Fitness, Sports, and Nutritionadministered through a co-sponsorship agreement
with the Amateur Athletic Union.The President’s Challenge helps people of all
ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness
through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly
motivation. Since its founding, The President’s Challenge has grown to include
the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) challenge for people who want
to make physical activity and healthy eating part of their everyday lives. The
President’s Challenge has bestowed nearly one million PALA awards, and helped
countless people live more active, healthier lives. For more information, go
to www.fitness.gov or www.presidentschallenge.org.
Individuals should always check with a physician before starting an exercise
regimen or making any changes to their diets. Use of the facilities or items
labeled “StayFit” is not an endorsement of such items by TA or Petro nor a
guarantee that use of such facilities or consumption of such items will result
in actual health benefits or weight loss. Users of StayFit features are
responsible for their own safety and should use equipment responsibly.
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TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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